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Subrahmanya Temple at Saluvankuppam near Mahabalipuram - Photos
Subrahmanya Temple was unearthed by Archaeologists at a place called Saluvankuppam near Mahabalipuram.This place is located very close to the UNESCO monument Tiger Cave.There is a gate towards the northern side(or take left once you enter Tiger Cave campus) of the Tiger cave campus which will lead to this temple.The temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga and was unearthed through a hint found in a rock inscription that emerged after tsunami 2004 here.This temple was believed to be constructed using granite by Pallavas around 8th century AD initially.On further research,it is found that the granite temple was built over a brick foundation which is dated back to Sangam era.Archaeologists believe that this brick temple may got destroyed by tsunami or other natural calamities during that time.During 8th century,it is believed that Pallava kings rebuilt it using granite over the left out brick foundation.The temple was again destroyed by tsunami in later times and is unearthed on 2005.

Posted By Satheesh Babu


Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram - Photos
It is a shore temple located at a village called Mahabalipuram on the shore of Bay of Bengal. The shore temple is also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Five Rathas at Mahabalipuram - Photos
Five Rathas located at Mahabalipuram has five temples that resembles chariots. This place is also called as Pancha Pandava Rathas. Four of the Rathas are named after the four of the five Panacha Pandava's of Mahabarata while the fifth one is named after their spouse Draupadi. This place is classified under UNESCO world heritage site and is famous for its sculpture and Dravidian's architecture.

Posted By Satheesh Babu


Cave Temples and Watch Towers in Mahabalipuram - Photos
This is one of the big place in Mahabalipuram where the monuments are spread across a wide area. The caves are, 1.Mahishasuramardhini Cave 2.Varaha Caves 3.Krishna Manadapam 4.Arjuna's Penance 5.Watch Tower and Light House

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Tiger Cave ECR Road Chennai - Photos
Tiger Cave is a rock cut temple complex in the shape of Tiger head built by Pallava kings in 8th century AD. This monument is located at ECR road just before Mahabalipuram in a hamlet called Saluvankuppam. There is another rock cut temple complex situated in the same campus for Lord Shiva and a Nandi statue. Apart from this monuments, a Sangam era Lord Murugan temple was unearthed by Archaeologists recently is situated very near this monuments. You need to take a gate found on the northern side of the Tiger cave campus and walk a bit to reach this new temple. Do not this miss to see this monument if you are in Chennai or if you are planning a trip to ECR or Mahabalipuram.

Posted By Satheesh Babu